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Bradsher Moore 

OXFORD -- Bradsher Moore, 67, of 9022 Cornwall Road died Friday, March 30, 2001, at his residence. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Clarence and Bessie Jones Moore.  
He was the owner and operator of Moore’s General Store on Cornwall Road and a member of Mount Creek Baptist Church.  
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Chapel by Dr. Delos Miles and the Rev. Lemar Wheeler.  
Surviving are his wife, Mary Lee Englebright Moore; one daughter, Shelia Moore Reese of Oxford; one son, Tim Moore of Stovall; one sister, Carolyn M. Sanford of Henderson; and four grandchildren.  
The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3500 Westgate Drive, Suite 201, Durham, N.C. 27707, or  Gran-ville County Relay for Life, P.O. Box 1602, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Visitation for the family will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.  

Elizabeth G. Parrott 

HENDERSON -- Elizabeth Greenway  “Lib “ Parrott, 83, of 1770 U.S. 158 Bypass West died Friday, March 30, 2001, in a local nursing home. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Melvin Dorsey Greenway Sr. and Johnnie Bonds Greenway. She was the widow of Solomon Wilson Parrott.  
She was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and church librarian. She was a member of the Henderson Women of the Moose and the Brookston Bridge Club.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Poplar Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Cam Ford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Parrott Clarke of Henderson; a sister, Juanita G. Guin of Henderson; a brother, M.D. Greenway Jr. of Henderson; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Flowers Funeral Home. Other times, they will be at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Amos Brewer, Chris Brewer, Sonny Parrott, James Nutt, David Parrott, Danny Guin, Phil Guin and Irvin Nutt Jr.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund or the Elizabeth Parrott Library Fund at Poplar Creek Baptist Church, 1371 Poplar Creek Road, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.

Robert L. Cooke 
OXFORD -- Robert Lee “Bobby” Cooke, 62, of 305 Broad St. died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Duke Medical Center. He was a Granville County native and the son of Lillie Saunders Cooke and the late William R. Cooke.  
He was a member of West Oxford Baptist Church and was employed by C-Mac Manufacturing. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. William Nelson. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are his wife, Ann Wood Cooke; a daughter, Kathy O’Brien of Oxford; two sons, Robert L. Cooke Jr. of Cary and Keith Cooke of Castalia; his mother, Lillie S. Cooke of Louisburg; two sisters, Rebecca C. Weaver of Franklinton and Margaret C. Jones of Henderson; and seven grandchildren.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Joyce H. Crane 

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- Funeral services for Joyce Hicks Crane of 4100 Forrest Hills Drive were held Saturday, March 31, 2001, in Suffolk, Va. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Leonard Moody Hicks Sr. and Ella Rogers Hicks Faulkner.  
Surviving are her husband, Richard M. Crane of Portsmouth; two brothers, James W. Hicks of Henderson and Clifton R. Hicks of Norlina; three sisters, Mattie H. Harris of Henderson, Dorothy H. Beck of Wise and Eloise H. Clark of Virginia Beach; five children; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  

Suzanne E. Kanoy 

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Suzanne E. Kanoy, 73, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.  
She was born July 26, 1927, in Greensboro, N.C., a daughter of the late Morris Leon and Pauline Tarleton Ellis. She was the widow of Karl Kent Kanoy.  
Mrs. Kanoy was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro and Henderson, N.C.  
Surviving are a son, Kent Kanoy and wife, Chris, of Carrboro, N.C.; a daughter, Caroline Celis and husband, Jose, of Queretaro, Mexico; a sister, Jean Potter of Asheboro, N.C.; three grandchildren, Polly Kanoy, Karl and Suzanne Celis.  
The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home from 4:30 until 6 p.m.  
A graveside service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro, N.C., directed by Hines-Lineberry Funeral Home.  
Memorials can be made to Mercy Hospice of Horry County, P.O. Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578.
  

Clara M. Evans 

Clara M. Evans of Brookside Gardens, N.J., died Saturday, March 31, at home.  
She was born March 7, 1952, to Annie Hargrove Somerville and Clarence Evans Jr. She was a 1970 graduate of Henderson Institute. She was employed by Coastal Oil Co. for more than 20 years.  
In addition to her parents, she is survived by grandfather Thomas “Pat” Hargrove of Henderson; a stepfather, James Somerville of Manson; a stepmother, Earnestine Evans of Linden, N.J.; sisters Beulah E. Bates, Jacqueline Evans, Carolyn Wilkins, Pam Wilkins, Theresa Wilkins and Marion Wilkins, all of Henderson, Talya Somerville, Shirley and Sharon Evans of New Jersey, Stacey Evans of South Carolina, and Barbara Fields of Boston; sister and brother-in-law Annie E. and Samuel Jones; brothers and sisters-in-law Clarence and Karen Evans and Melvin and Cherri Evans of Michigan; brothers Carlton Wilkins, Milton Wilkins and Anthony Wilkins, all of Henderson; aunts and uncles Rosa and Jonnie Williams of Henderson, Maggie and James Burton of New York, Rita and Robert Hargrove of Decatur, Ga., Hattie and Eddie Lewis of Kenansville, and Nora Lean and James Evans of New Jersey; aunts Louvenia Wimbush and Geneva Hawkins of Henderson and Sadie Milligan; uncles James Allen Hargrove of Henderson and Bailey Hargrove of New Jersey. 
She also is survived by a very special, devoted and caring aunt, Dale Hargrove of New Jersey, who took care of Evans all through her illness.  
Also surviving are a friend, Leon Guy of New Jersey, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at Greater Mount Moriah in Linden, N.J. The Rev. Green will officiate at the service. Funeral services are being handled by Nesbitt Funeral Home.

Wallace C. Ezelle  

HENDERSON -- Wallace Carlyle Ezelle, 81, of 1556 Lynne Ave. died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was a native of Roanoke, Va., and the son of the late Carlyle Vincent and Alma Wallace Ezelle.  
He was a retired railroad yard conductor, with 40 years of service with Seaboard Coastline Railroad. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Charles Cook. Burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. at Lake View Cemetery in Victoria, Va.  
Surviving are his wife, Neysa Fleming Ezelle; a daughter, Donna E. LeNeave of Vass; a son, Richard C. Ezelle of Martinsville, Va.; a sister, Catherine E. Hudson of South Hill, Va.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home.  
Active pallbearers will be Joe Briggs, Ted Bowen, Walter Ed Hight, John Falkner, Sam Jones, Charles W. Finch, James Finch and Harold Watkins.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 114 Church St., Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson. 
  

Claudie Walters Fuller 

HENDERSON -- Claudie Walters Fuller, 85, a resident of 1426 Reservoir St., died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at her home. She was a native of Granville County and was the daughter of the late Henry and Dora Kelley Walters. She was the widow of the late William Thomas Fuller.  
She was retired from Harriet & Henderson Yarns. She was a member of the Harriett Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Philathea Class, and was a past president and member of the WMU. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harriett Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Chris Sorensen. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens. 
Surviving are one daughter, Mattie F. Riggan of Henderson; three sons, Wesley Fuller of Alert and Johnny Fuller and Newky Fuller, both of Henderson; 13 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be Phil Jenkins, Billy Perry, Lawrence Hilliard, Jimmy Hedgepeth, Mike Clayton and Fred Vick. 
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 tonight at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home. 
The J.M. White Funeral Home is in charge of services.  
  

Robert G. Gagnon 

HENDERSON -- Robert G. “Bob” Gagnon, 55, of 168 Spring Lane died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a native of Massachusetts and the son of the late Lionel and Clara Jolly Gagnon.  
He was of the Baptist faith, a Vietnam Navy veteran and an LPN.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Rufus Hargrove and Brother Wiggs.  
Surviving are his wife, Bernardine Cabezas Gagnon; two daughters, Dematerice Reyes of Henderson and Alice Waiden of Spring Hope; two sons, AO-3 Benjamin Wright, stationed in California, and Robert G. Cognon Jr. of Franklinton; a sister, CPO June Gagnon of the U.S. Navy; and seven grandchildren.  
Omission of flowers is requested.  
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.
  

James C. Hayes 

HENDERSON -- James Clarence “Pee Wee” Hayes, 70, of 1819 Lynne Ave., Henderson, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in Maria Parham Hospital.  
A native of Wake County, he was the son of the late Frank O. and Azelee Deaver Hayes.  
Mr. Hayes was a retired meat-cutter at Lowe’s Food Store of Henderson. He was a former owner of Midway Food Store in Louisburg. A recipient of the Purple Heart, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was an active member of Harriett Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Church Choir and the Men’s Adult Sunday School Class. He served on various committees at the church, including the Board of Deacons.  
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Harriett Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Chris Sorensen and the Rev. Leon Gupton. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are his beloved wife of 41 years, Marlene Strange Hayes; a sister, Margaret L. Hayes of Henderson; a brother-in-law, J. Tim Strange, and wife, Bonny, of Henderson; four nieces, Elizabeth Strange and Valerie Strange, both of Henderson, and Denise Aycock and Brenda Long, both of Durham; a great-niece, Jennifer Long of Durham; a great-nephew, Dylan Aycock of Durham; and three godchildren, Elizabeth Ayscue, Charles Ayscue Jr. and Edward Burleson, all of Henderson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Hayes Gilbert, and a brother, William Riley Hayes.  
The family will receive friends this evening, from 7 to 8:30, at Flowers Funeral Home. All others times, they will be at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Donald Burleson, Roy Morton, Billy Johnson, Jake Roberson, Raymond Abbott Jr., Buddy Strange, Maynard Pegram, Earl Vick and W.G. Twisdale. The Adult Men’s Sunday School Class and the deacons of Harriett Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Harriett Baptist Church, Building Fund, c/o W.L. Hilliard, 211 Belmont Drive, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
  

Edna C. Ramseur 

OXFORD -- Edna Clingman Ramseur, 91, of Springmoor Retirement Center, Raleigh, died Sunday, April 1, 2001. She was a Winston-Salem native and the daughter of the late Richard and Vetra Brock Clingman.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford by Dr. J. Steven Bolton.  
Surviving are one daughter, T.S. Royster Jr. of Oxford; one sister, L.C. Bass of Winter Park, Fla.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  
Memorials may be made to Oxford Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 398, Oxford, N.C. 27565. 
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Marie F. Streb  

HENDERSON -- Marie Finch Streb of Henderson, N.C., formerly of Raleigh, N.C., died Sunday, April 1, 2001.  
Mrs. Streb was born in Richmond, Va., on December 22, 1905. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond B. Streb Sr. and her son, Raymond B. Streb Jr. She was a life member of the Woman’s Club of Raleigh. 
Surviving are one son, John R. Streb, and wife, Kim, of Henderson, N.C.; five grandchildren, Susanne R. Streb of Arlington, Va., Cristine S. Masson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Angela S. Chirri of Fayetteville, N.C., Catherine M. Barker of Charleston, S.C., and Raymond B. Streb III of Florida; five great-grandchildren.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001, in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C., by Dr. Richard Walker and his wife, Lynne Walker.  
The family will receive friends following the service.  
A service of Mitchell Funeral Home, 600 St. Mary’s St., Raleigh, N.C.  

W. Lonnie West Sr.  

OXFORD -- W. Lonnie West Sr., 77, of 1511 Rainbow Circle died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Oxford Manor Nursing Home. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late George Taylor and Sally Hayes West.  
He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and was retired from Malnove Industry in Jacksonville, Fla.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Mount Zion Baptist Church by the Revs. Keith Williams and Wallace Griggs. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Betty P. West; a daughter, Darlene W. Tarlton of Oxford; three sons, W.L. West Jr. and Jerry Brent West, both of Oxford, and Staff Sgt. Gary W. West of Fort Carson, Colo.; two stepsons, Mike Ellington and David Ellington, both of Oxford; a stepdaughter, Debra Wood of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; three sisters, Mittie Belle West of Oxford, Pauline Faucette of Creedmoor and Virginia Parham of Raleigh; a brother, Graham West of Oxford; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  
Visitation was held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home. 
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Doris R. Winslow 

OXFORD -- Doris Reed Winslow, 87, of Granville House, 200 Coventry Drive, died Sunday, April 1, 2001. She was a native of Perquimans County, the daughter of the late Daniel and Mattie Sumner Reed and the widow of Fred S. Winslow.  
She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Winfall and was a homemaker.  
Memorial services will be held at a later time.  
Surviving are a son, Dan R. Winslow of Oxford, and three sisters, Anne Marshall of Elizabeth City, Elizabeth Felton of Hertford and Mattie Kelly of Arcadia, Fla.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, Main Street, Winfall, N.C. 27985.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.




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